MEMBERS of a Scout group have been presented with awards recognising their skills and commitment to the movement.

Harry Curtis, William Herd and Alfie Partridge – from Oxenhope – have all received the Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

And Luke Blenard, of Haworth, has achieved the Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

All four are members of the 14th Keighley (Haworth) group.

They received their accolades at a ceremony, attended by their peers and parents, during a group meeting at Haworth Village Hall.

Section leader Lily Ogden said that to qualify for the awards, the Scouts had successfully planned activities, used their own experience to help younger members and set an example for the rest of the group.

She added: “These Scouts have been the core of our group for as long as I can remember – some have been part of Scouting since they were Beavers.

“They are quietly confident and always just get on with it.

“You can give them a task and you know they’ll do it.

“They’ve worked hard and have really earned these awards.

“They’re Queen’s Scouts in the making, which is the highest Scouting award for youth members.”

The awards come as the group celebrates 20 years of Scouting in Haworth.

The Scouts meet at the village hall on Wednesday evenings during term time.

Scouting – which was founded in 1907 – is now active in more than 200 countries and territories, with a global membership of over 31 million, male and female.

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